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    Android Application Issues

    Has anyone also had the following issues on the android app:

    1. App Randomly crashes

    2. App cannot see speaker (even though the speaker thinks its connected to the network)

    3. Trying to connect my phone to my speaker, which previously worked, the app tells me that it is reading content and to try again in a few seconds. It never stops reading content though and that message always comes up!

    4. When a long list is on the screen (such as the list of internet radio stations), the list is not scrollable. Also the a-z on the right hand side of the screen does nothing.

    5. The app has no way of configuring the internet radio preset buttons.

    The app does seem very raw at the moment. The media player side of it seems very limited compared to other (free) media players found on the android market. The navigation through the app doesn't flow too well either.

    I tried using another app from the android market (Skifta - dnla streaming app) and that connected to the speaker instantly and played music instantly.

    Love the speaker.... struggling with the app!

    I am using a galaxy S2 on android 4.0.3

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    I got the same problem with 1 & 2. Were you able to fix this problem already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by celavey View Post
    I got the same problem with 1 & 2. Were you able to fix this problem already?

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    Do you have latest speaker software 3.25? Check it by entering internet radio. Philips released an upgrade of the android app . Did you upgrade yr app also? Maybe worth a try with both upgraded ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromsomewhere View Post
    Hi

    Do you have latest speaker software 3.25? Check it by entering internet radio. Philips released an upgrade of the android app . Did you upgrade yr app also? Maybe worth a try with both upgraded ones.
    I have upgraded both and the issues seem better. I am stuck now with issue 3. It always tells me it is "reading content try again in a few seconds" when trying to connect my phone and the speaker. It never works anymore. I have added my SD card as a content folder which has about 20gb of music, but this shouldn't be an issue. Other media players can handle this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smal View Post
    I have upgraded both and the issues seem better. I am stuck now with issue 3. It always tells me it is "reading content try again in a few seconds" when trying to connect my phone and the speaker. It never works anymore. I have added my SD card as a content folder which has about 20gb of music, but this shouldn't be an issue. Other media players can handle this.
    I think it has something to do with the huge content that it is taking time to scan & make the database for the server. Do you also have videos? Maybe good to move videos somewhere else & keep only music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromsomewhere View Post
    I think it has something to do with the huge content that it is taking time to scan & make the database for the server. Do you also have videos? Maybe good to move videos somewhere else & keep only music.
    Its just music unfortunately. The first time I added the SD card as a content folder it all showed up straight away, all the artists and all the songs, it worked great. But every time since I have gone back to the app, it has stopped working.

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    Hi Smal,

    Let's forget about Philips APP, it is not for playing music. Have you tried Twonky Mobile ? I think that is the source of Philips

    Or you may try to use a smaller SD card for trial (better than nth )

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    OK.... I have an update with more information. When using Philips Media Manager on my PC I found I could click on my phone and see the Twonky Server status page.

    I then launched the AirStudio app. I could see as soon as it started that Twonky Server was rebuilding the media database. This is why it displays the reading content message (a progress bar in AirStudio would have been helpful to let me know how it is progressing).

    I left the app open for about 15 minutes, and once the Twonky server status page showed the database rebuild complete, I tried using AirStudio again... and it worked!

    So the issue seems to be that Twonky Server is taking a long time to rebuild its media database, possibly because I have 20GB of music on my sdcard. However, normal media players such as doubletwist cope with this fine and new media shows up quickly.

    At least I know it works now, but it does mean that if AirStudio closes down, or if I reboot my phone, I will have to wait 15 minutes after opening AirStudio to play any music, which is not ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smal View Post
    OK.... I have an update with more information. When using Philips Media Manager on my PC I found I could click on my phone and see the Twonky Server status page.

    I then launched the AirStudio app. I could see as soon as it started that Twonky Server was rebuilding the media database. This is why it displays the reading content message (a progress bar in AirStudio would have been helpful to let me know how it is progressing).

    I left the app open for about 15 minutes, and once the Twonky server status page showed the database rebuild complete, I tried using AirStudio again... and it worked!

    So the issue seems to be that Twonky Server is taking a long time to rebuild its media database, possibly because I have 20GB of music on my sdcard. However, normal media players such as doubletwist cope with this fine and new media shows up quickly.

    At least I know it works now, but it does mean that if AirStudio closes down, or if I reboot my phone, I will have to wait 15 minutes after opening AirStudio to play any music, which is not ideal.

    Hi Smal,

    Good to see that it atleast works Maybe the app builds the database on the SD card itself & next time it may come up fast. Maybe worth trying. But agree that even initially 15 minutes is way too long. I suppose philips notes this & does somethning about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fromsomewhere View Post
    Hi Smal,

    Good to see that it atleast works Maybe the app builds the database on the SD card itself & next time it may come up fast. Maybe worth trying. But agree that even initially 15 minutes is way too long. I suppose philips notes this & does somethning about this.
    I have tried it quite a few times. Once it is built, I can go back and fore to the app with no problem at all, unless I leave it for a few hours, then it has to rebuild. After a reboot it seems to rebuild too. The rebuild time has varied between 10 - 15 minutes each time.

    Thanks for all your suggestions!

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